Report: Newcastle give teenage midfielder Matty Longstaff new deal

The Newcastle United youngster could have a bright future at St James' Park.

According to a report from the Chronicle, Newcastle United have given exciting young midfielder Matty Longstaff a new deal at the club.

The younger brother of Sean Longstaff, who currently plays for the Magpies’ under-21s, the under-16 midfielder became something of an internet sensation earlier this season when he scored a long-range effort against Middlesbrough’s next generation.

That effort may have caught the attention of Newcastle’s fans and it also went some way to ensuring he was offered a new scholarship deal at St James’ Park.

Longstaff is a long way from pushing for a first-team place at Newcastle and over the next few seasons he will be working hard at under-16, under-18 and ultimately under-21 level in a bid to impress manager Steve McClaren, or whoever is in charge of the club at that time.

Newcastle have a number of exciting young players coming through the ranks right now, and while Longstaff must be patient he will see the progress of Rolando Aarons, Adam Armstrong and the rest and believe his time will come if he keeps his head down and works hard.

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